Samurai Jack

Season 4 Episode 7

XLVI: Scotsman Saves Jack (Part 2 of 2)

Aired Saturday 12:30 AM Aug 23, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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The Scotsman helps Jack defeat the Sirens.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Trivia: The Scotsman challenges Jack with the following contests: Long distance rock throwing, long distance running, high jump, target javelin, speed swordmanship, fishing (using only your mouth), sand castle building, knocking down bananas with rocks by only hitting the stem, long jump, tic-tac-toe, and finally thumb-wrestling.

      • Unlike his former two appearances, the Scotsman no longer has to hold the "grip" of his machine-gun peg-leg to fire it.

    • QUOTES (7)

    • NOTES (2)

      • The Scotsman's cat's-head-shaped "fanny pack" or sporran must be a magical container, in order to hold so many grenades, his bagpipes, and a huge gold nugget (AND keep the former two from being ruined by seawater). A sporran is "a leather or fur pouch worn at the front of the kilt in the traditional dress of men of the Scottish Highlands."

      • The line "Jump Good" is a reference to XIV ("Jack Learns to 'Jump Good"). And the Scotsman seems to have heard this story (and also the premiere episode in part 1, since he mentions "talking dogs"). No doubt the two have swapped stories and/or tales of Jack's exploits have spread far and wide.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The Sirens:
        In Greek Mythology, the Sirens were beautiful women whose singing would hypnotize sailors so all they could do was listen. Eventually, the sailors would starve or crash on the rocks and die. The Sirens most memorable place in Greek myth was in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. In the poem, Odysseus is warned in advance by the sorceress Circe of the danger of the Sirens, so he tells his crew to stuff beeswax in their ears before sailing into their territory. However, Odysseus himself wants to hear the song, and thus orders his men to bind him to the ship's mast to keep him there.

      • Hypnotized Crews: Captain Stubing & Co.
        The last entranced crew we see in the caves are the crew of The Love Boat.